Photographic ratios come in many sizes. Most digital SLR cameras follow the 35mm film ratio of 2×3 which many people know as 4×6 or Standard size. The photo of Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom is shown in the 2×3 ratio. For years it was hard to find frames for this ratio but over the last few years I have seen them in arts and crafts stores as digital cameras have gotten more popular.
Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom in 2×3 Ratio.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 1000, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.
Another popular ratio is 4×5 which prints the popular 8×10 size. Many homes have this size in frames on tables and walls. I feel it is a good ratio for photos of people and Disney characters.
Young woman meeting Piglet at the Crystal Palace in 4×5 Ratio.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 560, EV 0, 52mm Focal Length, Bounce Flash, Cropped.
A fun and more exotic ratio is the 1×1 or Square. You have to have a good subject to make the square ratio work. I cropped this photo of the front of a t-shirt I found in the World of Disney store at Disney Springs into a square.
Disney character t-shirt for sale inside the World of Disney store at Disney Springs in Square Ratio.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1100, EV 0, 46mm Focal Length, Cropped.
A very popular ratio is the 16×9 Panoramic which gives a sweeping view of a scene like this view of Disney’s Animal Kingdom from Expedition: EVEREST which I cropped from a 2×3 original image.
View of Disney’s Animal Kingdom while riding Expedition: EVEREST in Panoramic Ratio.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Cropped.
Next time you are working on your photos, try some different ratios.